Does anyone have medical information as it relates to epidurals and Black womben? Has anyone had positive or negative experiences with this narcotic injection during childbirth? I was reading a book on labor and birth, and from what I can infer most of the cases were probably white womben who required this procedure: although the author of the book is a nurse who admits that 80% of all pregnancies include this procedure. I am in favor of doing things naturally, but I'm also in favor of reducing severe pain if it is present. I was hoping Dr. Jewel Pookrum may have written or lectured on this subject somewhere.